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Decisions of the Commissioner of Education of New York State on residency: 1958 to 1997


2000 2000

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to analyze all of the Commissioner of Educations' decisions on residency rendered in the last forty years, with an eye on developing a better understanding of how these decisions are made and to codify the rules that they establish. In addition, this study examined the observable impact that these decisions have on school districts and on parents/guardians and students.

This study relied on a reading of every residency decision rendered, interviews with some of the major parties involved in making them, a review of pertinent regulations and laws that control this area of the law, an examination of the historical factors that account for the Commissioners' powers in New York State and further analysis of litigation in the courts that have challenged these rulings. Based on this research certain an established policy can be identified. The result has been the discovery that these decisions contain an internal logic that consistently supports the interest of the state, with some notable exceptions in determinations dealing with homeless students and foster children. The courts on the state and federal level have supported the Commissioners' judgments.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Law
Classification
0514: School administration
0398: Law
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Commissioner of Education; New York; Residency
Title
Decisions of the Commissioner of Education of New York State on residency: 1958 to 1997
Author
Dolan, Thomas Patrick
Number of pages
270
Publication year
2000
Degree date
2000
School code
0086
Source
DAI-A 62/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493346786, 0493346783
Advisor
Kottkamp, Robert
University/institution
Hofstra University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3023332
ProQuest document ID
252094764
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/252094764
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